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Fix Error 8024200D Installing Windows 7 SP1

This article is for those who have problem installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1. Error Code 8024200D.

Don’t install SP1 on a laptop on battery power, it’s a CPU intensive task and will use up most of your battery power. So make sure your laptop is connected to power. For desktop users, I strongly recommend you have a UPS connected, you just don’t know when the unexpected can occur. You might just be in the last lap of completing the 2 hour installation and lose power. Before you continue updating your system, please read the Points To Consider Before Updating Windows 7 Service Pack later in this page.

Possible Solution:

  • 1. Click on Start > Programs > Accessories, and right-click on Command Prompt.
  • 2. Choose Run As and select an Administrator account.
  • 3. At the command prompt, type net stop cryptsvc and wait for the service to stop.
  • 4. Type CD\ and press Enter.
  • 5. Type CD windows\system32 and press Enter.
  • 6. Type ren catroot2 catroot3 and press Enter.

Other solutions:

  • Run chkdsk /r /f
  • Run sfc /scannow
  • Download and install Windows Update Readiness tool for Windows 7: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821/
  • Reset Windows Update components
  • Disable all your security software's and firewalls
  • If possible, boot into Safe Mode, and do a System Restore before you installed the Service Pack and reference the information I have provided below with instructions about how to install Windows 7 SP1.

Points To Consider Before Updating Windows 7 Service Pack

1. Make sure you install the latest updates for Windows 7, your applications and device drivers. This can ensure a smooth experience I noticed, although Windows 7 SP1 is minor, you don’t want to take any chances. If you are updating through Windows Update, it also guarantees a smaller update since only missing patches will be applied.

2. Backup – you can never go wrong with backing up; this is something you should do often even when you are not making major changes to your computer. Windows 7 has made it very easy to backup your computer . The built in system imaging and backup and restore center makes it convenient to back up the operating system and all your critical data.

In fact, I used this to test the beta and RC releases of SP1 on my production system. This method carried its risks, but at least I knew my RTM installation was safely backed up and tucked away from pre-release code.

http://www.notebooks.com/2009/10/24/how-to-backup-your-installation-of-windows-7/

3. Don't work on your system when its being updated. Leave all the system resources with windows update.

4. Don’t install SP1 on a laptop on battery power, it’s a CPU intensive task and will use up most of your battery power. So make sure your laptop is connected to power. For desktop users, I strongly recommend you have a UPS connected, you just don’t know when the unexpected can occur. You might just be in the last lap of completing the 2 hour installation and lose power.

5. Disable your Antivirus, I remember installing the SP1 beta with Microsoft Security Essentials version 1 installed and received an error that my Antivirus is not compatible. Although this was resolved, your experience might vary. I haven’t experienced the issue in the RTM code although I am running Microsoft Security Essentials version 2. Someone reported receiving an error message about Forefront Client Security not allowing the Service Pack to install. The recommendation is to disable Forefront which is based on the same core scanning engine as MSE or make sure you at least have the latest version of Forefront client security installed.

6. Another thing you should do is a clean boot before installing the Service Pack, you can do this by:

  • Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  • Accept User Account Control permission
  • If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
  • On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
  • Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
  • Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.
  • Click OK.
  • When you are prompted, click Restart.
  • After the computer starts, proceed with the installation.

7. Another task you should try is to check your hard disk for errors:

  • Click Start
  • Type: CMD, from the results, right click CMD
  • Click ‘Run as Administrator’
  • At the Command Prompt, type: chkdsk /r /f

When you restart your system, your computer will be scanned for errors and attempts will be made to correct them.
Read more: http://notebooks.com/2011/02/22/how-to-install-windows-7-service-pack-1-sp1/

If you are installing through Windows Update, try downloading the full installer instead:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c3202ce6-4056-4059-8a1b-3a9b77cdfdda#QuickDetails

Also try the following suggested by MS Support]

Rename the Software Distribution folder:

  • Click Start Menu > Type %windir% and Press 'OK'
  • Locate the SoftwareDistribution folder
  • Right-click the SoftwareDistribution folder and then right-click > Rename
  • Type SoftwareDistributionOld Press 'ENTER'
  • Click Start type cmd (you should see the command prompt populate at the top) Right-click it and select Run as Administrator

Inside the prompt type sfc /scannow

For more info on the System File Checker visit this link. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

2. Click: Reset Windows Update Components and run the FixIt? in both default and aggressive modes. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

3. Download / Install / Run theSystem Update Readiness Tool (Links below, please take note and ensure you install the correct 64 or 32bit option for your system)

Download the System Update Readiness Tool (64bit)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=914FBC5B-1FBA-4BAE-A7C3-D2C47C6FCFFC

System Update Readiness Tool (32bit)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=44e15787-66b0-4e9c-9c3b-1fc9ea40f69f&displaylang=en

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/uninstall-sp1
http://windows.microsoft.com/troubleshootwindows7sp1

Check your hard disk for errors, Another obscure thing you could try is disabling User Account Control temporarily.

Install the drivers for your LAN adapter (Wireless, Ethernet or Bluetooth.
Its possible you might need to do a BIOS update if one is available for your computer.

Also, check for any updated chipset drivers.

Also, disconnect any non-essential devices you might have attached to the system.
Its possible the SP1 download might be corrupt, I would download another copy and try again.

Also Refer: Technet Blog - 0x8024200D and 0x800f081f error when you are installing Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

If this does not help, perform a repair install of your OS. For more information, refer to this Microsoft article: http://windows.microsoft.com/troubleshootwindows7sp1

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